The sociology of risk has only recently started to influence work in the area of health, illness and medicine and has considerable explanatory potential. " Medicine, Health and Risk illustrates the value of this approach by providing case studies and overviews of health risks from medical interventions, occupational practices, social and domestic life and environmental hazards.
1. Health, medicine and risk: The need for a sociological
approach: Jonathan Gabe.
2. Perceptions of Health Risks and their Management.
A User's guide to Contrasting Theories of HIV-Related Risk
Behaviour: Mick Bloor (University of Wales College of Cardiff).
Risk. the real world and naive sociology: Anne Grinyer.
3. The Risk Acceptability of Medical Interventions. .
The Medical Model of the Body as a Site of Risk: A Case Study of
Childbirth: Karen Lane (Deakin University).
The Risk of Resistance: Perspectives on the Mass Childhood
Immunisation Programme: Anne Rogers and David Pilgrim (University
of Central Lancashire).
4. Social Movements, Public Health Risks and the Policy
Popular Epidemiology, Toxic Waste and Social Movements: Phil
Brown (Brown University).
Public Health Risks in the Material World: Barriers to Social
Movements in Health Policy: Paul Bissell, Jennie Popay and Gareth
Williams (Manchester University, Salford University).
5. The Social Construction of Health Risks and their
Boundaries of Danger and Uncertainty: An Analysis of the
Technological Culture of Risk Assessment: Simon Carter (University
Prevention as a Problem of Modernity: The Example of HIV and
AIDS: Sue Scott and Richard Freeman (University of Stirling,
University of Dundee).
Notes on Contributors.
Series: Sociology of Health and Illness Monographs
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 9th January 1996
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 225.16 x 155.24
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1